How to Treat No-See-Um Bites

No-see-um bites can be extremely itchy and last for over a week! There is no instant cure for a no-see-um bite, but by following these 4 important tips provided on this page you will help to control the severity and the itchy sensation that no-see-um bites lead to.

The four main ways to treat no-see-um bites to reduce itch and pain are:

1. Wash the bite with warm, soapy water.
2. Do not scratch the bite!
3. Use anti-itch medications and ointments.
4. Use heat on the affected area.
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Wash Your Bite

Wash No-see-um Bite Washing with warm water is one of the most important things you can do immediately after you discover a no-see-um bite on your skin.

The reason why this is so important is because when a no-see-um bites you they release and leave saliva on your skin which is one of the main things that leads to the itchy, swelling reaction.

Washing the bitten area will also help to reduce any chance of infection caused by the saliva of the no-see-um. Lastly, when you wash your bite make sure to use warm water. The warm water will reduce the sense of itch caused by the bite.

Do Not Scratch the Bite!

Do Not Scratch the No-see-um Bite Another very important way to reduce itch and pain of a no-see-um bite is to not scratch the area in which you were bitten. Scratching the infected area will not relieve the itch! In fact it will make the itch worse for a longer period of time.

Scratching a no-see-um bite often leads to the skin breaking open and causing bleeding which can lead to infection, so it is very important to not cave into the desire the scratch the area that the no-see-um bit you.

Use Anti-itch Medications and Ointments

There are many medications and ointments that will help to relieve the itch of a no-see-um bite. All of these products can easily be bought at your local drug store or online.

The medications and ointments that will help to relive itching are:

1. Hydrocortisone Cream
2. Calamine Lotion
3. Aloe Vera
4. Benadryl
Anti-itch Medication for No-see-um Bite

Use Heat on the Bitten Area

Using heat is another great method to reduce the itchy sensation that a no-see-um bite causes. There are many ways you can achieve this. One method is through hot water.

Taking a nice warm bath will help to reduce the itch from a no-see-um bite; you can also take a warmed up cloth or heating pad and apply it to the area.

Another alternative is to use a blow dryer to spread heat on the affected area. Although these methods will not make the bite go away faster, they will help to relieve the itch from it!
Heat for No-see-um Bite

How Long Do No-see-um Bites Last?

No-see-um bites typically last 1-2 weeks. Bites typically will look better and itch less day by day. Symptoms of your bite healing will be less redness, swelling and pain.

If this is not the case for you it would be wise to consult a doctor in case the no-see-um bite has led to an infection or allergic reaction.

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